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Iran's Historical Photo Archive in Jeopardy

Posted By Administration, Sunday, July 26, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Lack of equipment is threatening Iran's historical photo archive, which is one of the most important in the world.

A total of 9438 negatives and 1040 albums containing over 40,000 photos are preserved at the archive located at Tehran's Golestan Museum Palace, the Persian service of CHN reported on Saturday. 

The decay of the paper used to wrap the negatives has spoiled many photos, some of which were taken in the nineteenth century during the Qajar era. The negatives can never be restored. 

The coverings of the negatives, which are made of ordinary paper, have not been replaced since 1979. 

Read the complete article in the Tehran Times.

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